Flis Kits Lil Guy
Lil' Guy gets its name because it IS just that, a "little guy". Featuring a stunted look as a part of her charm, and streamer recovery for small field use, the Lil' Guy is a great little rocket and a great transition rocket after you've built a few Skill Level 1 kits and are thinking of moving on to more complex Skill Level 2 kits.
The Lil' Guy requires you to cut your own fins, sand them to shape and attach them without any fin guide as an aid. It sounds tough, but it really isn't. However, it is a necessary skill for many of the more complex kits. The Lil' Guy allows you to explore these challenges in a much simpler kit.
Furthermore, the kit includes TWO fin patterns for you to choose from. The first (classic) has soft curves, as can be seen in the image at left. An alternate, much simpler fin pattern is provided if this is going to be your first attempt at cutting fins. The simple parallelogram offers a simple 4 sided shape with all straight edges that can easily be cut with the aid of a straight edge, like a ruler.
Fin Span: 3.2"
Weight: 1.2 oz.
Skill Level 1
Motors: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.
What is needed to build and fly
All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly. The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone. Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit.
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Finishing Supplies like:
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code that can be found at http://www.nar.org/NARmrsc.html